Stanley ~ Gentle, Easy-going, Placid – 4yo Brindle Greyhound

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Stanley ~ Gentle, Easy-going, Placid – 4yo Brindle Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:14 am

STANLEY

**UPDATED: AUGUST 2013**

Location: Kennels in Norfolk, UK. Stanley would love a foster home while he waits for his forever family.
Key Points: Friendly, easily content, affectionate, placid, gentle, good with greyhounds, not yet in a home, not assessed with small dogs, walks well on lead, good traveller.

Stanley is the ‘new dog on the block’ and has just arrived to us after getting a lucky escape when he was deemed no good for the racing world.

He is a beautiful brindle boy who just turned 4 years old at the beginning of August. His coat is very thick and woolly at the moment with lots of dead coat, but once he gets a few grooming sessions he’s going to be a different boy. Stanley has a sharp, perky expression and beautiful big eyes. And we just love his single sticky-up ear!



~ Personality ~
Generally: Chipper boy, friendly & placid, gentle, mannerly, becoming more affectionate.
Stanley has only recently arrived with us so we are still getting to know him. So far though he has been a real gent of a dog and is your typical greyhound – excellently behaved, beautifully gentle and a total cuddle bug. He really enjoys getting a bit of fuss and attention and is learning now that if he asks for more fuss, he actually gets it. He also loves his food so will give you 300% attention if you have a tasty treat!



~ In the Home ~
Generally: Not yet in a home.
Stanley has not yet been in a home environment, so new owners will need to be a bit understanding at the start and give him time to learn the house rules. It generally takes greyhounds 10-14 days to start to settle in a home, and really all they need is time and patience.



~ Other Animals ~
Generally: Great with other greyhounds, social and happy, not assessed with small dogs or cats.
Stanley has been very good with the other greyhounds in our kennels so far, and enjoys his romp in the paddock. He has not been assessed yet with smaller dogs or cats, but these can be carried out prior to adoption if required. Often ex-racing greyhounds need a bit of socialisation with smaller dog breeds as they would never have seen them before, and at the start may not realise they are dogs!



~ Out and About ~
Generally: Walks well, calm and placid, loves going on walks, not overly active, good in car.
Like most greyhounds, Stanley is a total couch potato and does not need a huge amount of exercise. He will be content with two 30min walks a day and perhaps a chance to stretch his legs offlead in a safe area once or twice a week. Stanley loves his walks to bits, they are definitely the highlight of his day. He loves seeing the world and, being a placid well-mannered boy, it’s a joy to take him to new places. He also travels well in the car and settles quickly.



~ Greyhounds as Pets ~
In general greyhounds are very calm, mannerly dogs that are used to being handled. They can fit into a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family with children, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the elderly.

~ Where Am I? ~
Stanley is currently in kennels in Norfolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a homechecker available, but please note that you may be required to travel to our rescue to meet and collect him.

~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Stanley is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure. This dear boy would benefit so very much from a chance to live in a foster home and Kerry Greyhounds UK is always eager for new foster volunteers. It is an extremely rewarding experience and costs are covered by us.

If you are interested in adopting or fostering Stanley, you can contact me (Tam) via email: tam@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk, or speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.

There are application forms for both adopting and fostering Stanley, and we will ask you to fill the relevant one in as the first step in the adoption/fostering process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the forms, as well as further information on our homing & fostering procedures, on either the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html or Fostering Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/Fostering.html .

Thank you.
Tam
KGUK Profile Editor & Irish Coordinator


~~ KERRY GREYHOUNDS UK ~~


Kerry Greyhounds UK is a voluntary organisation based in Norfolk, England. It focuses on rehoming unwanted Irish greyhounds and lurchers, as huge numbers are bred in Ireland each year and homes are few and far between. KGUK operates through a network of volunteers spread over Ireland and the UK. We can look after approximately 30 dogs at any one time in both kennels and foster homes.

Each dog is neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped before being adopted (unless stated otherwise).

We assess the suitability of all home offers, and we have homed greyhounds in all corners of the UK. If interested in one of our hounds, please feel free to contact us via the following:
Email: tam@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk. Emails are usually replied to within 24hrs.
Phone: Bronwen 075 000 626 48.
Our Website: http://www.kerrygreyhounds.co.uk
Our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KerryGreyhoundsUK

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Re: Stanley ~ Gentle, Easy-going, Placid – 4yo Brindle Greyhound

Post by tamakin on Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:38 pm

**UPDATED: 1ST DECEMBER 2013**

Stanley at a glance:
What is he? - - - - - - - - - - - - -4 year old brindle greyhound.
Where is he? - - - - - - - - - - - -Foster home in Norfolk.
Size? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Large
Good with children? - - - - - - - - Yes for children over 8 years.
Good with dogs? - - - - - - - - - - Yes
Good with cats? - - - - - - - - - - -No
Great dog because: - - - - - - - - Hes PERFECT!! Loving, sensitive, in-tune, undemanding, biddable, affectionate, quiet, calm, excellent on lead, great with other dogs, savvy and balanced.
Needs work on: - - - - - - - - - - -Nothing except recall work before he can be let offlead.




Interested in finding out more about this dear boy? Please read on…


Stanley arrived to us after getting a lucky escape when he was deemed no good for the racing world. He is a beautiful brindle boy who turned 4 years old at the beginning of August.

Stanley came to us with a thick, dull coat of dead hair, but after several grooming sessions he is now a new hound! His beautiful brindle coat is starting to shine now and he looks so much better. He is 28” to the shoulder. Stanley has a sharp, perky expression and beautiful big eyes. And we just love his single sticky-up ear!



~ Personality ~
Generally: Beautifully calm, loving, undemanding and placid. Super affectionate and sensitive. In tune with his people. Balanced and extremely biddable.
Stanley is a real gent of a dog and is in every way your typical greyhound – excellently behaved, beautifully gentle and a total cuddle bug. He may appear a bit reserved at first, but give him a few minute to think about things and he will come up to you. He really enjoys getting a bit of fuss and attention and is learning now that if he asks for more fuss, he actually gets it. He is extremely biddable and quite sensitive, so will pick up quickly if you are angry or upset. He loves his food so will give you 300% attention if you have a tasty treat!



~ In the Home ~
Generally: Excellent in the home, obedient, quiet, undemanding, not destructive, ok to be left completely alone, love pigs ears!
Stanley has been in his foster home for a month now, and is doing superbly. He is settling in at a steady pace, and is SO well behaved. The perfect houseguest. He had a bout of diarrhoea upon arrival that we put down to the stresses of the upheaval, since Stanley had never been in a home before, and he is now back to normal and doing really well.

Stanley is one of those beautiful pooches who actively try to be good in every way. He is excellent to train and will always do what you ask when he understands what you are asking. He is a sensitive boy so is very attune to ‘his’ people. He doesn’t jump or countersurf, will go to bed when asked and will respond to the ‘wait’ command when out. He is used to being left alone when his foster parents go out, and is good as gold. He hasn’t started to play yet but does adore pigs ears, they are his new love in life! He really is just so incredibly grateful for little things like a soft bed and gentle head strokes. He’s a very beautiful dog and was born to be an excellent companion.



~ Other Animals ~
Generally: Excellent with all other dogs, calm & balanced, good companion, social and quiet.
Stanley is excellent with other dogs regardless of shape and size. Though he doesn’t share his foster home with any other animals, he was the perfect host when a little 4 month old puppy came to visit for a while, and though the puppy never left him alone, Stanley was quiet and gentle at all times. When out and about, Stanley is very happy to greet other dogs and after the hello sniff, is content to ignore them. If another dog grumbles at him, he just backs away. He is a fantastically balanced dog who would be a fabulous gentle and undemanding companion for another pooch, but can equally live a very happy life as an only dog provided he gets his daily quota of human love.



~ Out and About ~
Generally: Walks well, calm and placid, loves going on walks, not overly active, very good in car.
Stanley is a pure joy to take out and show the world to. He is excellent on the lead and only pulls if he sees a squirrel or cat, and even then is easily distracted and redirected. He is good with all the dogs he has met in his travels, and is very social, calm and balanced. He is fine for anyone and everyone to come up and give him some love.

Stanley is not an overly active pooch. He seems to be more focused on being able to relax all day in a comfy bed now than anything else. He is currently getting a 1hr walk every morning with a few 20min walks in the afternoon, and is very content with this amount of exercise. He does love being out and seeing the world, but loves his bed too! He is very good in the car, and can really go anywhere. Stanley can be let offlead in safe areas away from public roads and livestock once a decent amount of work has been put in to his recall training. This is a work in progress still as he has not been with his foster parents for very long. Recall training needs to be first tried at home, then in an enclosed outdoor area and be 100% in those places before trying him in an unenclosed area.



~ Greyhounds as Pets ~
In general greyhounds are very calm, mannerly dogs that are used to being handled. They can fit into a wide range of different lifestyles and usually adjust to the home life very quickly. Their soft, easy going nature often makes them ideal to live in a family with children, while their love of lazing around and low exercise requirements can make them perfect for the elderly.

~ Where Am I? ~
Stanley is currently in a foster home in Norfolk. He can be homed anywhere in the UK provided we have a homechecker available, but please note that you may be required to travel to meet and collect him.

~ Want To Adopt Me? ~
Stanley is neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, de-flea'd and wormed and a homecheck will be required as part of the adoption procedure.

If you are interested in adopting Stanley, you can contact me (Tam) via email: tam@kerrygreyhounds.co.uk, or speak directly to Bronwen by phoning: 075 000 62648. Emails are usually replied to within 24 hrs.

There is an application form for adopting a Kerry Greyhound, and we will ask you to fill it in as the first step in the adoption process. To speed up this process, we recommend you do this before emailing/calling. You can find the form, as well as further information on our homing procedures, on the Adoption Page: http://s300889640.websitehome.co.uk/uk/adoption.html.

Thank you.
Tam
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Post by tamakin on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:12 pm

Stanley has now gone to his forever home. Thank you for your help!

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